Holy Mother Trust

Project Brief:
Project Type: Other (description)
Primary Focus: to go to formal school (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: UIUC
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward:
Project Partner(s): Aruna Chandrasekar
Other Contacts:
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Stewarding Chapter: UIUC
Dec 2001UIUCUSD 3130
Dec 1999BerkeleyUSD 2250

Total = $5380

The Holy Mother School(HMS), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu was started in 1992 by the Holy Mother Saradha Trust ( a registered non-profit organization having a 80G tax exemption status) with 20 students enrolled. The school was established to help educate the children of day-laborers in the neighbouring slum areas. Presently, there are 8 teachers(4 of them having stayed there for 4-5 years) and 265 students studying in classes from LKG to 9th standard. The school is partly housed in a rented space and partly in a building donated by a wellwisher. The children in classes LKG and UKG are provided food during the morning breaks. Most of the students pay a tution fees of about 90Rs/month while a few of the really poor ones study for free. This year, 36 students have been provided with free uniforms and 30 amongst them have been given free notebooks.